Getting Back To The Great Outdoors

Growing up, my parents took me camping all the time. Nearly every special memory I have from my youth was at a campground or the cabin (which was camping, but with a bed!). The first 14 years of my married life were spent in Utah where camping is plentiful and my kids were indoctrinated at a very early age. After moving here in 1998, we camped a lot less. Life got busier and then the kids became teens and next thing I knew, they were all grown up and trying to live their own lives. But I miss camping a lot and I felt sad that Ladybug and Butterball weren’t growing up with the camping experience. So, for Nannygoat’s birthday I bought her and her family a giant tent! Then on Mother’s Day I bought her a camp stove. To top it all off, I made reservations for two sites at a local campground for this past weekend. Super close to home in case we needed to go back and just for one night–sort of a practice run.

Of course our newest addition to the family, RolyPoly, wasn’t about to be left out. So MacDougal, Funsize and the new babe pitched their tent too! Sparkles brought Floozy on her first camping trip with us and Lightening Boy came too. My cousin brought her two girls for the day so she (an they) could finally meet RolyPoly and her kids could play with Ladybug and Butterball. Although Bear and Fishboy couldn’t stay with us due to work on Sunday, they still came up Saturday evening for s’mores and a a visit.

My fun loving grand-girls had the time of their lives! Dirt, dirt and more dirt is the newest and most fun toy they’ve ever played with! The adults had a very nice time also. RolyPoly has been having some issues sleeping at night since he was born. Apparently the camping gene runs very strong in him, as his night at the campground was the best night he’s slept since he was born! All in all, it was a great time. Check out the pictures here on my flickr, the one here of RolyPoly is one of my faves!

I have so much going on I need to get around to sharing with you. Working on a big, special, fancy, blog redesign! And maybe then I will be inspired and blog some more (ha ha ha).  Registered for college….I have no idea what I am doing, but apparently I need to decide soon. Ladybug had her IEP for KINDERGARDEN!?!?! (not sure how that is possible, since she was just born right?). More to share about the babes, life in general, and stuff (like this new laptop I am typing on right now).

Health-wise, I am doing great. The meds kicked right in and I am right back on track. Now I just need to get back on track here. Thanks to all of you for hanging around during my ‘distracted by new baby’ time. I won’t say it’s over yet, but I hope for the blog’s sake I can get some writing done!


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  1. The picture of that baby is absolutely beautiful.
    .-= Kim @ Beautiful Wreck´s last blog ..Loaves and Fishes =-.

  2. So glad you could get away and enjoy camping! There really is something special about camping with the family…
    .-= ellen b´s last blog ..Ruby Tuesday ~ Memories… =-.

  3. he’s resting his little CHIN on his HANDS OMG I AM IN LOVE WITH THAT KID! No wonder you’re having trouble remembering to blog. xo me
    .-= Wacky Mommy´s last blog ..up on a roof, oh oh, up on a roof… =-.

  4. What a wonderful weekend for everyone! Sounds like mom and dad need to get RolyPoly a CD player for his nursery, then they can play nature sounds to help the nature boy sleep! 🙂
    .-= Anna´s last blog ..Photography =-.

  5. Anna may have something there. Babies always seem to sleep better with some background noise. Very Beautiful baby. I am glad the baby had a restful night. It is always nice to have a family camping trip. I am also glad the meds have kicked in.And of course have some fun.

  6. Aww, we are a camping family too. We are supposed to go on a huge family trip sometime this June or July, and our little one will be about two months old. Hoping it goes as well for him and yours.
    BTW, such a precious baby!!! I know your so proud!

  7. i miss camping. i used to go every year…or sometimes a few times a year…while i was growing up. i can’t wait for chloe to get older so we can take her, too.

    btw that is an absolutely GORGEOUS baby!
    .-= TomTheGirl´s last blog ..things i’ve learned =-.

  8. Oh my Goodness, I love this pic!!!!!!!!!!!

    I have never been camping in my life, my kids have always asked, but they have never goten their wish either, lol.

    Sounds like you had so much fun!!!

    Love and miss you,
    .-= Lily´s last blog ..I am a FINALIST for the Sony X10 Blogger Contest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😉 =-.

  9. Sounds like loads of fun getting all the family out there and camping! I love sitting around the campfire. Congrats on the new laptop!

  10. I so love camping too, but now that I am working I don’t have a lot of time to go camping. But if ever that I am going to go on vacation I will definitely go camping!

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